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City schedules four kick-off celebrations for Mayor Lightfoot's INVEST South/West initiative

The City of Chicago has scheduled four kick-off events as a part of INVEST South/West, the community improvement initiative launched by Mayor Lightfoot this fall.

The family-friendly events, organized by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), will provide community stakeholders with an overview of the initiative and give the public an initial opportunity to offer feedback on investment priorities.

The meeting schedule is as follows. Participants should attend the event designated for their community area.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham and New City
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
Kennedy-King College, 6301 S. Halsted St.

Humboldt Park, Austin and North Lawndale
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
Kehrein Center for the Arts, 5628 W. Washington Blvd.

Quad Communities, South Shore and South Chicago
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave.

Roseland and Pullman
5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
Pullman Community Center, 10355 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Each event will include a broad overview of the initiative, performances by local artists, and an open house with planning exercises for each community area, youth activities and food prepared by local chefs.

An RSVP is requested at one of the links above. If you have questions or comments, please contact DPD at More information on the initiative is available at

Keywords: Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Invest South/West, Neighborhood, New City

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